|Number of Pages||:||188 pages|
Period Pain Reviews
Oh lawd, the last time I read a book in a day was a while back It helped that it was a school day therefore had hours to dedicate, uninterrupted, to my reading of this book.Kopano Matlwa writes with a maturity which veils her age Instead of this trait disguising her true nature, it reveals herself to the reader Herself Her inner being Her perceptual self.I d read 2 of her books previously, The Coconut and Spilt Milk I wasn t so taken by The Coconut Felt that the protagonist was too Oh lawd, the [...]
Matlwa s first person narrator has a strong voice which I liked but this short, almost abbreviated story feels underwritten and lacking in freshness There s no real sense of post Apartheid South Africa, and horrific distressing events are told in a mundane, pedestrian, unemphatic way Now, I often like emotional restraint in a book rather than lurid hand wringing but this merely feels undifferentiated from many many other books that follow a similar narrative arc view spoiler of rape and v Matlwa [...]
Miles better than coconut and spilt milk.
The book is brilliantly written but emotionally draining.
Definitely a page turner A heavy read right from the beginning, maybe a bit too heavy but so relatable and relevant.
It s so crazy how real and scary Masechaba s story is I weirdly identified with both her and Nyasha I feel really sad now.